[pacman-dev] pacman and same empty dirs in both pkgs, problem?

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Jul 24 16:38:05 EDT 2009

Hi devs,

This mail is trigger by this problem [#1].

1) PKG1 installs some directory without any files like "/some/common/dir"
2) PKG2 installs the same directory "/some/common/dir" with or without
any files inside
3) Removing PKG2 also remove "/some/common/dir" that is installed by PKG1

This behaviour is expected? pacman only track files not directories
true? Also tested with the latest pacman.git (at commit 30c4d53ce)

packages like openssh that install an empty dir "/var/empty/" should
also install a hidden file like "/var/empty/.keep.this.for.openssh" ?

[#1] http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/15668 (openntpd 3.9p1-7 uninstall
removes /var/empty)

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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